women's division event

UKU/BUCS University Women's Outdoor Regionals 2016-17

Submitted by benheywood on Thu, 26/01/2017 - 5:09pm
Event date: 
11 Mar 2017 (All day) - 12 Mar 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

[Results]

 

University Women's Outdoor Regionals for the 4 regions will be held on these dates, in the locations below.

Scotland: University Sports Centre, St Andrews, KY16 9DY

North: Stoughton Road Playing Fields, Stoughton Rd, Leicester LE2 4FS

West: Cardiff University Sports Fields, Mendip Road, Llanrumney, CF3 4J

East: Stoughton Road Playing Fields, Stoughton Rd, Leicester LE2 4FS

 

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Please take a look at the schedule and info packs for this weekend. They are now confirmed (or as confirmed as these things ever can be)

Schedules can be found here:

 North and East UWOR and North Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/YPjNX1

West UWOR and Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/ags3T7

East Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/UgbElE

 

And Info Packs can be found here:

North and East UWOR and North Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/CSGPgB

North and East UWOR and North Open Warm Up - pitch map

West UWOR and Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/XXuPDy

East Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/ZLsLc2 

 

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Entries should now be open through BUCSscore - you CANNOT enter through UKU. You must get the staff at your Athletic Union to enter through the official BUCS site. Entries will close on the 23rd February - get on it ASAP! Note that already this year some teams have been refused a late entry by BUCS - please do try to enter on time!

 

All Women's teams must enter in order to qualify for BUCS Nationals. We expect to run both a Division 1 and a Division 2 at Nationals, so the large majority of teams should be able to attend, but you must attend regionals in order to be eligible for Nationals. Regionals is a required part of the BUCS season, and teams must qualify through it for the National event in April.

 

If the tournament is oversubscribed the entry procedures will be as described below.

UKU/BUCS Entry Rules

BUCS Regionals

The closing date and payment date will be as announced by BUCS. If places remain open after that date, they MAY be filled on a first-pay first-play basis. UKU/BUCS reserve the right to refuse a late entry if it will compromise the tournament for others – for example by adversely affecting the schedule – and to place the team on a waiting list instead.

 

For tournaments that are over-subscribed at the closing date the following rules will apply, in order:

·         First teams will get priority over second teams, and second over third etc.

·         If there is insufficient room for all first teams, places will be awarded in the following order:

o   First teams finishing in the top half of the previous year’s tournament

o   First teams who didn’t enter the previous year’s tournament

o   Remaining first teams in order of their finishing position last year

·         If there are spaces remaining after all first teams have been awarded a space, second teams will be offered places in an order based on finishing position last year, and then third teams and so on

o   Second teams with no finishing position from last year will have a lower priority than those who attended – but still above all third teams (and so on)

If the cut-off happens to fall between 2 or more teams with no finishing position from last year, a lottery will be run between those teams to determine entry.

 

Which region are we in?

Please note that your region is not necessarily related to where your Men's team plays in the outdoor leagues. We have 7 indoor regions (combined into 4 larger regions for Women's Indoors and Outdoors), which do not tally with the 5 outdoor Men's regions. Check carefully!

This list should now contain all the Unis - if your team is missing please do let us know and we'll update it!

 

East West North Scotland
Anglia Ruskin Aberyswyth Bradford Aberdeen
ARU  Bangor  Chester  Dundee 
Bedfordshire Bath  De Montfort  Edinburgh 
Brighton  Birmingham  Durham  Glasgow 
Brunel  Bournemouth  Hallam  Heriot-Watt 
Cambridge  Bristol  Huddersfield  Stirling 
Chicester  Cardiff  Hull  Strathclyde 
City Coventry  Lancaster  St Andrews
Cranfield  Exeter  Leeds   
Essex  Falmouth  Leeds Beckett  
Goldsmiths Gloucestershire Leicester  
Hertfordshire  Keele  Lincoln   
Holloway Plymouth  Liverpool   
Holloway  Southampton  Loughborough   
Imperial  Staffordshire  Manchester   
KCL  Swansea  Newcastle   
Kent  USW Northampton   
LSE  UWE  Northumbria  
Open Warwick  Nottingham   
Oxford  Winchester  Nottingham Trent   
Oxford Brookes Wolverhampton Salford   
Portsmouth  Worcester  Sheffield   
Queen Marys   Sheffield Hallam   
Reading    Sunderland  
Roehampton    UCLan   
St Mary's    York   
Surrey    York St Johns  
Sussex       
UAL       
UCL       
UEA       
Price: 
£140

Women's Development Series - Bristol

Submitted by deanie_1 on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:16am
Event date: 
25 Feb 2017 - 11:00 - 16:00
Event details: 

Brighton Ultimate Women and Nice Bristols would like to invite you to the Women’s Development Series 2017. The series welcomes beginners, experienced and elite level women’s players, and will cater to all levels of playing ability.

The series will be held across 2 weekends in 2 excellent venues. Nice Bristols will host the first clinic on the 25th February 2017, and Brighton Ultimate Women will host the second clinic on the 8th April 2017.

 

The Nice Bristols clinic is perfectly timed as a warm up to UWOR, with a focus on getting the basics right, whilst the Brighton Ultimate Women clinic is timed as a way to kick start club preperation for the UK women’s outdoor season.

Contact name: 
Rachel Dean

UKU/BUCS University Women's Indoor Nationals 2016/17

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 14/11/2016 - 4:59pm
Event date: 
11 Feb 2017 (All day) - 12 Feb 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UWIN 2016/17 will be held on this date at the always-excellent Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry.

Games will run from approx 9am-7pm on Saturday, and 9am-5pm on Sunday. It's a rubbercrumb surface, so you will need boots with short moulded studs - long studs, blades or trainers are not recommended.

 

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Schedules and Info Packs now available.

PDFs are attached below for printing, and online versions are on these links (note that the online schedule will update throughout the weekend for those following along at home):

Info Pack - https://goo.gl/PIDP3x

Schedule - https://goo.gl/9xenFS

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Entries will be through BUCS - not through UKU - and will be open between the 10th and 19th of January 2017. You MUST speak to your university to enter you - neither you nor we can do it. Only your university staff have logins for the BUCS system. Do not miss the deadline - your spot may be offered to another team almost immediately, as they will need time to plan their travel etc.

BUCS info is here: http://www.bucs.org.uk/page.asp?section=15836&sectionTitle=Indoor%20Championships

If you are struggling to arrange it with your university staff for some reason, please get in touch - but if the first time you try and speak to them is 3 hours before the deadline then our sympathy will be limited!

As per usual at these Nationals events, we do not intend to provide accommodation on people's floors. If you are REALLY struggling, do get in touch and we'll try our best to put you in touch with someone relatively local who MAY be able to help - but we do not plan to organise accommodation for these events.

 

 


 

UKU/BUCS Indoors Entry Rules

BUCS Regionals (Open/Women - see additional rules for Mixed below)


The closing date and payment date will be as announced by BUCS (to your Uni) and on our UKU event pages. BUCS will no longer accept late entries this year. It may be possible for us to institute a second round of entries after the first deadline has passed if the tournaments are undersubscribed, but these will be charged (by BUCS) at 20% over the initial price - and we cannot in any way guarantee to make space for teams who have missed the BUCS deadlines. Don't mess this up!

 

For tournaments that are over-subscribed at the closing date the following rules will apply, in order:

·         First teams will get priority over second teams, and second over third etc.

·         If there is insufficient room for all first teams, places will be awarded in the following order:

o   First teams finishing in the top half of the previous year’s tournament

o   First teams who didn’t enter the previous year’s tournament

o   Remaining first teams in order of their finishing position last year

·         If there are spaces remaining after all first teams have been awarded a space, second teams will be offered places in an order based on finishing position last year, and then third teams and so on

o   Second teams with no finishing position from last year will have a lower priority than those who attended – but still above all third teams (and so on)

If the cut-off happens to fall between 2 or more teams with no finishing position from last year, a lottery will be run between those teams to determine entry.

BUCS Nationals

The closing date and payment date will be as announced by BUCS. Entry is guaranteed for all qualifying teams provided they meet this deadline.

Should any teams fail to take up their spots, the places will be filled by the next-ranked team from one of the qualifying tournaments, with priority among regions determined according to the following (in order):

1.       The region(s) not yet offered an extra place under this process which had the fewest qualification spots originally

2.       The region from which the team dropped out

3.       The strongest regions, i.e.

a.       for Division 1, the region with the highest-ranked relegated team last year – but note that rule 1 means we ignore teams from regions already awarded a dropout-spot.

b.      for Division 2, the region with the highest average finishing position in Division 2 the previous year

c.       for Women’s, the region with the highest average finishing position last year.

4.       A lottery between regions that cannot be separated by the above

Mixed

Rules will be the same as for BUCS tournaments, with the following additions:

Late entries may be accepted, providing that they improve the schedule for others. We will not allow late entries which make the numbers worse.

·         Single-institution teams at a given level (e.g. 1st, 2nd etc) will have priority entry at regionals over any teams at the same level who have players from more than one institution.

·         UKU reserve the right to move clubs to a blacklist if any of their teams default from any UKU University tournament at late notice.

o   Blacklisted 1st teams will only get into non-BUCS tournaments if there is space for all 1st teams; 2nd/3rd/4th teams from blacklisted clubs will only get a space if the tournament is undersubscribed – i.e. someone else’s 4th team will get in ahead of your 2nd team.

 

 

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£140 (the increase from last year is entirely due to BUCS increasing their admin fee - UKU's price has actually gone down)
Accomodation and transport: 

We do not expect to provide accommodation for this BUCS Nationals event. Local teams may be able to help if you ask them, and it's a fairly cheap part of the country for hotels etc, but we do not intend to centrally organise accommodation.

Lemmings Luau 2017

Submitted by sparen12 on Wed, 28/09/2016 - 9:50am
Event date: 
25 Feb 2017 - 09:00 - 26 Feb 2017 - 17:00
Event details: 

We're hoping to hold Leamington Luau on this weekend.  Details will be updated as and when confirmed.  Please check out the leamington luau Facebook page for further details/information. Or check out the Lemmings Facebok page too.

Contact name: 
Karen
How to register: 

For further details please checking out the Lemmings' Luau facebook page in the future. We're not open for entries yet.

Please bring: 

Astros, non-metal studded boots, water, food, warm clothing for inbetween games.

This is the Lemmings annual indoor one day tournment - held now since 2007.  It is a one day tournment - usually open on the Saturday with the ladies and beginner's/development divisions on the sunday. 

The open division - Saturday - we have space for 16 teams

Women's division - Usually 8 teams - but we would love for this to increase.

Sublime Warm Up

Submitted by Spreckerz on Wed, 17/08/2016 - 10:58am
Event date: 
22 Oct 2016 - 11:59 - 23 Oct 2016 - 15:00
Event details: 

Sublime are pleased to announce that the Sublime Warm Up is back for another year.

The tournament will be taking place on Saturday the 22nd of October at Midday, and concluding on the 23rd of October at 3pm. We'll be hosting at Fareham leisure centre, which hosted South-East mixed indoor regionals 2015. 

The tournament consists of an open team division, and women’s division, both using a group-stage, and knockout format. The tournament provides a perfect opportunity for university teams to prepare for regionals. 

The cost this year will be £125 for open teams, and £110 for women's teams.

There will be more details to come over the next couple of months, including the party and payment links, alongside additional information.

For those that want to register an interest, or a place now. Feel free to email: ultimatefrisbee@upsu.net with any questions, which division, your team name, how many teams you want to enter, and if your team requires accommodation or not.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact name: 
Joe Spreckley
Contact email: 

ultimatefrisbee@upsu.net

Event website: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/149162785490271/

Price: 
Open £125. Women's £110
How to register: 

Email ultimatefrisbee@upsu.net with the following information. Your team name, how many teams, which division, whether you require accomodation.

Accomodation and transport: 

Accomodation provided by Sublime players if required.

UKU Juniors & Schools Women's Indoor Nationals 2016-17

Submitted by benheywood on Thu, 11/08/2016 - 11:13am
Event date: 
6 Nov 2016 - 10:00 - 17:30
Event details: 

UKU Juniors & Schools Women's Indoor Nationals will be held this year at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton. It will be a one day event on Sunday 6th November (approx 10am-5pm) on at least 3 pitches. We will run competitions in 3 different age brackets - U20, U17 and U14 - and we will have space for at least 24 teams total.

 

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* Information Pack PDF   *

* DRAFT schedule           *

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Entry into the tournament will cost £65 per team.  Payment will be made directly to UK Ultimate.  In order to secure a place in the tournament, please fill in the form here:

http://www.ukultimate.com/event_entry_form


Please note that the initial deadline for entries will be Thursday 6th October. The deadline is relatively early (4 weeks from the tournament) in order that we can confirm who has a spot in plenty of time to organise your transport etc.

Before this deadline, priority will go to 1st teams from each institution. At this deadline, remaining available spaces in the tournament may be allocated to second and third teams. If you would like to enter more than one team per age group, please be aware that they may not all get in (and won't be confirmed until after the closing date). With the larger 3-pitch tournament, we do hope to accommodate all the teams who wish to participate, but we can't guarantee it until after that date.

It is possible that there will be room available after the closing date, and we will allow more teams to enter if that's the case. The big difference will be that you won't get priority over someone else's third team any more!

If you have a small number of players but not enough for a full team (or enough for 1 but not quite enough for 2), please get in touch because it's likely that others will be in the same position and we could combine players so that more girls get to take part. Of course, all combined teams must be approved by UKU to prevent deliberate super-teams forming, so do please contact Junior coordinator Joe Wyatt on joewyatt7[at]gmail.com to discuss.

Eligibility:

There is no qualifying round, and no 'minimum standard' that your team must meet. If you are a newly formed school team, you are very, very much invited!

Lots of new institutions have joined UK Ultimate over the past 12 months, and we'd be delighted if as many as possible could make it to this tournament. There will be a very large range of abilities, with many teams of complete beginners, so do not feel intimidated by the 'Nationals' designation - it's open to everyone and everyone will have a great time.

 

As per the UKU Junior eligibility rules, to be eligible for the UKU under-20 division you must have been born on or after January 1st 1997.

To be eligible for the U17 division, you must be in Year 11 or below.

To be eligible for the U14 division, you must normally be in Year 8 or below, but for this tournament so early in the school year we are happy for younger Year 9s (i.e. those with birthdays from January-August) to play in the Y8 division also.

Where possible teams should be made up of girls from a single club / school / organisation but where that is not possible, the first option should usually be to pick up for the most local team.  If you want to play for a team that is not your school team, please get in touch with joewyatt7[at]gmail.com and we will do what we can to make sure that this is done fairly.

Multiple teams:
Places will initially be reserved for first teams. Any additional teams will be placed on a waiting list.  These teams will be given spaces if they are still available after the initial deadline, with priority going to second teams, then third teams if appropriate. For teams at the same level places will be distributed on a first come first served basis - i.e. second team spots go to the earliest second teams to enter, and third team spots to the earliest third teams to enter, but that does NOT mean that an early third team goes ahead of someone else's second team. 

 

 

Other info:

Do not enter a team unless you have AT LEAST 7 fit players who are able to travel.

Have at least one non-playing adult with the team, in case they need to accompany injured players to hospital or similar (strongly advised for U20s, obviously a necessity for younger age groups!).

 

Full venue address:

Aldersley Leisure Village
Aldersley Road

Wolverhampton WV6 9NW

 

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£65 per team
How to register: 

Through the UKU Entry Form

UKU Club Open & Women's Indoor Nationals 2016/17

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 25/07/2016 - 10:31am
Event date: 
18 Feb 2017 (All day) - 19 Feb 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

Ravenscraig: UMWIN 2015/16 in progress at the enormous Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility 

UMWIN 2015/16 in progress at Ravenscraig in a 6-pitch configuration.


COWIN 2016/17 will be held on this date at the frankly incredible Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility near Motherwell.
(1 O'Donnell Way, Wishaw, Motherwell ML1 2TZ)

 

The venue boasts a 105x68m indoor 3G football pitch, with all the amenities you could ask for - bleacher seating down one side, balcony, cafe etc. They even thought to have that huge window you see above be north-facing and away from the sun...

We will run this event on 4 pitches, each a full 40x20m, and each with at least 5m clearance on all sides.

Really, there is no venue like this in the whole of England that we can currently access, so the trip to Scotland (approx 4.5 hours from Birmingham, as an example) is well worth it.

 

The venue hosted University Indoor Nationals this year, and extensive feedback showed that on average (and not even including the feedback from Scottish teams!) people would happily travel to this venue for that event every two years (and indeed they're going to, as we just booked it for UMWIN 2018). Many teams even from 7 or 8 hours away said they would be happy to come every year.

That student event had 6 pitches of around 36x18m as shown above, so this one with only 4 big pitches and ample surrounding space will be even better. If you don't live in Scotland, you've probably never seen indoors like this before.

 

We will write the schedule with a long saturday (9am-9pm, split in half so that no team plays all day) and a shorter sunday, with the intention of getting everyone on the road south by around 3-4pm.

 

We hope to provide SOME floor-space accommodation for teams who really need it; please only ask if you really have no other option!

 


 

Entries are now open for the Women's event, through the UKU Entry Form, and will cost £130. The initial closing date will be 9th December 2016, at which time we'll be able to confirm places for entered teams such that they can plan their transport etc. Any spaces remaining after that will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

We do not require payment upfront in order to secure your spot, but any team still on the list as of that closing date will be liable for at least 50% of the fees even if they later drop out, and any team still signed up 28 days before the event (21st Jan 2017) will be expected to pay in full (the 'main contact' from the entry form will be held responsible if there is no formal club that we can chase for the fees!). This is much more strict than usual, of course, but we feel it is very important for any replacement teams, who fill your spot, to have sufficient time to organise their travel. It's obviously not fair to take up a space that someone else might want but then to dropout too late for them to fill it! Do make sure you have a team and a robust plan before you commit.

If the event is over-subscribed at the closing date the following rules will apply, in order

·         Teams not on the blacklist (for late dropouts at previous events) will get priority over those who are

·         Teams finishing in the top half of the same event in the previous year will be given priority.

·         First teams will NOT get priority over second teams - it is so easy to simply change the name of a 'second team' to avoid such a rule, which would disadvantage those 'proper' clubs who have a real identity.

·         Teams will be awarded spaces based on the order of DATE (not exact time) that they entered.

If there remain too many teams - which cannot be separated by the above - for the remaining places, a lottery will be run for ONLY those inseparable teams, for those places.


Entries are now also requested for the Open division and will cost £130. The closing date will be Thursday 2nd February.

We do not require payment upfront in order to secure your spot, but any team still on the list as of that closing date will be expected to pay in full (the 'main contact' from the entry form will be held responsible if there is no formal club that we can chase for the fees!).

Entries are encouraged from all teams who attended regionals, regardless of finishing position, as we do anticipate that some higher finishing teams will struggle to arrange travel. The top 6 from any of the four regionals are guaranteed entry if they fill the form before the closing date, and other successful teams will have their places confirmed after the deadline.

 

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

Benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£130
How to register: 

Through the UKU Entry Form

UKU/BUCS University Men's Indoor Nationals 2016/17

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 25/07/2016 - 9:48am
Event date: 
4 Feb 2017 (All day) - 5 Feb 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UMIN 2016/17 will be held on this date. Note that Women's is now slated for the weekend after.

 

Division 1 will be at the fantastic (and brand new) David Ross Sports Village in Nottingham (9am-7pm Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday), with Division 2 at the excellent olympic-legacy Jean Brown Arena in Redbridge, London (10am-5pm both days). Both venues are sprung floor, so you will need clean, non-marking indoor shoes.

 

Entries will be through BUCS - not through UKU - and will be open between the 10th and 19th of January 2017. You MUST speak to your university to enter you - neither you nor we can do it. Only your university staff have logins for the BUCS system. Do not miss the deadline - your spot may be offered to another team almost immediately, as they will need time to plan their travel etc.

BUCS info is here: http://www.bucs.org.uk/page.asp?section=15836&sectionTitle=Indoor%20Championships

If you are struggling to arrange it with your university staff for some reason, please get in touch - but if the first time you try and speak to them is 3 hours before the deadline then our sympathy will be limited!

As per usual at these Nationals events, we do not intend to provide accommodation on people's floors. If you are REALLY struggling, do get in touch and we'll try our best to put you in touch with someone relatively local who MAY be able to help - but we do not plan to organise accommodation for these events.

 

 


 

UKU/BUCS Indoors Entry Rules

BUCS Regionals (Open/Women - see additional rules for Mixed below)


The closing date and payment date will be as announced by BUCS (to your Uni) and on our UKU event pages. BUCS will no longer accept late entries this year. It may be possible for us to institute a second round of entries after the first deadline has passed if the tournaments are undersubscribed, but these will be charged (by BUCS) at 20% over the initial price - and we cannot in any way guarantee to make space for teams who have missed the BUCS deadlines. Don't mess this up!

 

For tournaments that are over-subscribed at the closing date the following rules will apply, in order:

·         First teams will get priority over second teams, and second over third etc.

·         If there is insufficient room for all first teams, places will be awarded in the following order:

o   First teams finishing in the top half of the previous year’s tournament

o   First teams who didn’t enter the previous year’s tournament

o   Remaining first teams in order of their finishing position last year

·         If there are spaces remaining after all first teams have been awarded a space, second teams will be offered places in an order based on finishing position last year, and then third teams and so on

o   Second teams with no finishing position from last year will have a lower priority than those who attended – but still above all third teams (and so on)

If the cut-off happens to fall between 2 or more teams with no finishing position from last year, a lottery will be run between those teams to determine entry.

BUCS Nationals

The closing date and payment date will be as announced by BUCS. Entry is guaranteed for all qualifying teams provided they meet this deadline.

Should any teams fail to take up their spots, the places will be filled by the next-ranked team from one of the qualifying tournaments, with priority among regions determined according to the following (in order):

1.       The region(s) not yet offered an extra place under this process which had the fewest qualification spots originally

2.       The region from which the team dropped out

3.       The strongest regions, i.e.

a.       for Division 1, the region with the highest-ranked relegated team last year – but note that rule 1 means we ignore teams from regions already awarded a dropout-spot.

b.      for Division 2, the region with the highest average finishing position in Division 2 the previous year

c.       for Women’s, the region with the highest average finishing position last year.

4.       A lottery between regions that cannot be separated by the above

Mixed

Rules will be the same as for BUCS tournaments, with the following additions:

Late entries may be accepted, providing that they improve the schedule for others. We will not allow late entries which make the numbers worse.

·         Single-institution teams at a given level (e.g. 1st, 2nd etc) will have priority entry at regionals over any teams at the same level who have players from more than one institution.

·         UKU reserve the right to move clubs to a blacklist if any of their teams default from any UKU University tournament at late notice.

o   Blacklisted 1st teams will only get into non-BUCS tournaments if there is space for all 1st teams; 2nd/3rd/4th teams from blacklisted clubs will only get a space if the tournament is undersubscribed – i.e. someone else’s 4th team will get in ahead of your 2nd team.


Qualifying Spots

 

Men's (Div 1 + Div 2) (Change from last year)
Scotland & Northern Ireland - 5 + 2
North East & North West - 3 + 2
Yorkshire & East Midlands - 2 + 3 (losing one Div 1 spot)
East & London - 3 + 2 (gaining one Div 1 spot)
South East - 2 + 2
South West- 2 + 2
West Midlands & Wales - 3 + 3

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£140 (the increase from last year is entirely due to BUCS increasing their admin fee - UKU's price has actually gone down)
How to register: 

Entry will be through BUCS, and will be opened at some point after regionals have taken place.